Kinabalu Mountain Lodge

Address: 1 km before Kinabalu Park (from KK direction), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia | Lodge
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This lodge is located on 1 km before Kinabalu Park (from KK direction), Kota Kinabalu.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsKinabalu Mountain Lodge Kota Kinabalu

      Reviewed by vikkiandchris

      Beautiful surroundings

      Reviewed Jan 2, 2015
      by (39 reviews) Knaresborough, England, United Kingdom , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      This lodge is set in the most beautiful surroundings- high on the hillside and above the clouds! It's a bit of a mission to get to from where the bus drops you off on the main road. Only 1-2km but some very steep hills with ground left very slippy by the heavy rain. The lodge itself is very simple but nice enough with 6 bed dorms downstairs under the main building. There is a balcony you can sit on and take in the amazing scenery. It got very cold though and would've benefited from a fire or at least some heaters. Make sure you take warm clothes with you! The staff were great. There's no WiFi or internet to use at the lodge which we hadn't realised. The girls working at the lodge rang the bus company for us to check bus times and also rang our next hostel to check availability. This was very much appreciated!

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by impressionsbykk

      Mountain stay outside the National Park

      Reviewed Mar 7, 2014
      by (5 reviews) Cairns , Australia Flag of Australia

      Outside the park so cheaper accommodation option (RM30pp dorm room), in a beautiful mountain setting. But if you have luggage and decide to walk, instead of taking a taxi from the National Park, just be aware it's about 2km walk and there's a few uphil bits! Great location though - where the turnoff is to the Lodge from the main road, there are stalls selling vegetables and fruit. You can use the kitchen at the lodge to make your own food. The lodge has a very homely feel with lounge chairs, tv, verandah to take in the views and very helpful staff. Also, by the food stalls on the main road, you can wait to grab a bus to Kota Kinabalu - extra handy!

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      Reviewed by baggywiggles

      3 night stay in mountain lodge

      Reviewed Sep 12, 2011
      by (2 reviews) , Ireland Flag of Ireland

      Great breakfast every morning and Leo and the team are very friendly and helpful when advising on Kinabalu climb and national park trails. Side road there is a little tricky with bags!

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      Reviewed by marcello83

      nice silent lodge in the Rainforst

      Reviewed Jan 12, 2011
      by (4 reviews) , Germany Flag of Germany

      I enjoyed my time there, walked a little bit in the jungle. Room was ok. The view from the balcony awesome.

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      TripAdvisor Reviews Kinabalu Mountain Lodge Kota Kinabalu

      3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

      Travel Blogs from Kota Kinabalu

      Up, up, WOW!! then down, down, down, down, down..

      A travel blog entry by pcandjd on Jan 21, 2015

      59 photos

      To avoid an unsavoury 5am start from KK, we decided that the best plan was to make our way to Mt Kinabalu the day before starting the climb.

      The trip there was uneventful other than getting out of the taxi at the bus terminal and having 7-8 guys crowding around looking to take the bags from the taxi and usher us to their bus company. The …

      Kinabalu National Park 2/1/15-3/1/15

      A travel blog entry by vikkiandchris on Jan 02, 2015

      12 photos

      Kinabalu National Park is 2 hours inland from KK and we got there by mini bus which took us higher and higher through the hills. We were staying at Kinabalu Mountain Lodge which was situated 1km off the main road where the minibus dropped us off. The morning had rained as heavily as the previous day but luckily for us, it subsided just as the bus …

      Kota Kinabalu, Borneo 31/12/14-2/1/15

      A travel blog entry by vikkiandchris on Dec 31, 2014

      6 photos

      ... price of drinks- 5 for a beer which by English standards is a lot but by Asian standards is ridiculous! We figured it was because we were right on the waterfront. We decided to head in from the front to a backpacker bar called El Centro where we saw in the new year with lots of locals and travellers and beers a much more reasonable, 1.40 (although the beer was called 'Amigos' and wasn't the best)! The night was fun and we got chatting to loads of ...

      Hot springs

      A travel blog entry by bubblyb23 on Dec 29, 2014

      4 photos

      ... also add cold otherwise you would never be able to get in. After a quick dip time for shower then breakfast. Once again a traditional Malay breaky of noodles and egg is enjoyed. We then grab a local bus for 30MR back to Renau where we connect with a big us to Sandakan. This trip costs 35MR each. The bus trip takes 5 hours to get to Sandakan. Much of the time is spent trying to pass large trucks, it ...

      Up, and up, and up!

      A travel blog entry by leone_and_mike on Oct 30, 2014

      56 photos

      ... br> I arrived at the Laban Rata guesthouse which was the stop for the night just after 3pm, Mike and Alanna's were dry and warm and chatting to the Canadian girls who had stayed at the same guesthouse the night before. I stood shivering and dripped all over the floor, then grabbed some clothes to go have a shower and change. Didn't help my spirits to be told there was no hot water!

      Had the quickest cold water shower ever, ...

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